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for which we're so thankful. so on behalf of malia, sasha, marion, the first lady michelle plus bo and sunny i want to wish everybody a merry christmas and a joyful holiday season. god bless you. god bless our troops. god bless the united states of america. [ cheering and applause ] >> and the president offers a message of hope and peace on this rainy 90th national christmas tree lighting evening, a holiday tradition here. you heard him just give a message there, but we thought you might enjoy seeing him actually flip the switch with the first family. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> even with the raindrops fogging the lens you can't mistake that. that is the national christmas tree on the ellipse. every year we do it and every year we think it's the best it's ever been. >> better and better. >> remember the one that blew over? they got rid of that. >> you're the only one who thought the tree was haggard. >> it was doing just a half lean. now it's all erect and beautiful and it will be covered with snow potentially. >> or ice. >> it could be sleet or snow. >> what effect will that have on
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commuter train was going before it jumped the tracks. jeff pegues, don dahler, and michelle miller are on the story. >> reporter: how scary were those few seconds? >> scariest moments of my life. >> pelley: today the health care web site was supposed to be fixed. wyatt andrews on how it's working. amazon experiments with delivery by drone. mark strassmann on the coming wave of pie letless planes. and jim axelrod introduces us to math genius john urschel who sure knows how to divide a defensive line. >> i feel like it's what i'm here to do. >> reporter: which one, the football or the math? >> both.